London sparkles during the festive time of Christmas with lots of shining Christmas trees, decorations, and lights. There is nothing more cheerful as London during Christmas time. Here, you can spend a jolly Christmas and indulge yourself in a lot of activities and things to do.
Our list of the top 10 things will help you decide as to what you can do on Christmas in London. This list has everything for you, including different outings throughout the Christmas period. No matter, if you want to go out on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or Boxing Day in the capital, these 10 suggestions will add some celebratory glitter to your Christmas trip in London.
1. Go for ice skating
London has lots of permanent outdoor and indoor ice skating rinks. So, get your ice skates this Christmas and go for ice skating at some of the iconic locations in London, like the stunning Hampton Court Palace, top shopping places like Westfield London, and the historic environs of Somerset House.
2. Go for Christmas shopping
Whether you want to buy jewellery, crafts, fashion items, toys, or unique and beautiful gifts, you can head to the popular Christmas markets of London, including the South Bank, Winter Wonderland, and other smaller Christmas fairs.
3. Watch Christmas shows
If you are a theater person, then you would definitely love to watch a Christmas show. Go for some of the best Christmas performances in London, such as Elf – The Musical at the Dominion Theatre, A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward Theatre, and The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre.
4. Go to Winterville at Victoria Park
Winterville is the answer of East London to Winter Wonderland. It has an engaging, creative, and intimate atmosphere, which is full of circus acts, a cinema, rides, an ice rink, and a Snow White panto, in addition to alternative comedies, club nights and cabarets.
5. Sing carols
You can spend the Christmas Eve by singing Christmas carols at your home or at a famous church or place, like Royal Albert Hall. Here, Carols by Candlelight will take place, where you can enjoy the classical Christmas music, sing-along carols, and festive readings, all of which are performed in magnificent 18th-century costumes.
6. Visit a museum
You can visit the famous Christmas museums in London, like the Geffrye Museum, Imperial War Museum, the Charles Dickens Museum, or the Dennis Severs’ House.
7. Eat and drink
Enjoy the Christmas festival by eating and drinking to your heart’s content at some of the popular restaurants and pubs in London, including Prestat, Honest Burgers, Michelin-starred restaurants, etc.
8. Take a London Tour
You can go on a London tour on Christmas Eve, like the 10-hour Land, Water, and Air tour of London’s major attractions from the land, water, and air.
9. Meet Santa
Visit Santa in his superficial grotto in Hamleys and the Museum of London. You can also take an interactive sleigh ride with Shrek and Donkey to the North Pole in Westfield Stratford City and Westfield London.
10. Visit the Stonehenge
On Boxing Day, you can head out of town and explore the 5,000-year-old Stonehenge monoliths. This historic site is even more magical during Christmas time.
So, enjoy the jolliest holiday of Christmas with our guide to Christmas activities, pop-ups, and events in London. Discover this magical capital, with its loads of activities that you can take up during the Christmas period.